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NO RULES. NO REFUGE. NO ESCAPE
Alenna Shawcross is a sixteen-year-old orphan growing up in a police state formed from the ashes of Canada, the US and Mexico after a global economic meltdown.
But when she unexpectedly fails 'the test' - a government initiative which supposedly identifies teens destined to be criminals - she wakes up alone on a remote island reserved for the criminally insane.
Terrified and confused, she soon encounters a group of other teen survivors battling to stay alive, including Luis, a boy who will become her love...and her lifeline.
Soon Alenna makes the terrifying discovery that there's more to the island (and her past) than she could ever have guessed... But who can she trust And can she ever escape
The first of a planned trilogy, this incredible novel will leave you gasping for the sequel...
The back of the book says ‘if u like The Hunger Games, read this’, so my initial response was that it would be like that and because i liked The Hunger Games i was immediately drawn to the fast paced theme, but as i kept reading i realised that it sets itself apart from any other book i have read. Outcasts like Alenna change the lives of the children caught up in the horrors of fighting for survival.
The book is about a sixteen year old girl named Alenna who fails a test that all teens have to take which will determine whether or not you will be a criminal. She is sent to ‘The Wheel’, an island where possible criminals are sent. Survival seems impossible for the kids on the wheel but Alenna has a plan to escape and fight the U.N.A.
The Forsaken is one of the best books i have read so far. It ends abruptly but it leaves it open for a sequel. The people survive on hope and love, ‘As long as you were alive, there was hope. Thats all people need in order to do amazing things. Hope is a great human motivator. It always has been.’
Lisa M Stasse is a brilliant writer. Her book The Forsaken is a fast paced, gripping and nail biting novel that keeps you guessing until the very last page. It really makes you feel that you are trapped with ‘no rules, no refuge and no escape...’
At sixteen Alanna was about to face the governments 'test'. She knew she wouldn't fail, couldn't fail. There was no way she was defective in any way, a danger to society. Being shown a glimpse of someone who had failed the 'test' was meant to be a deterrent, and for the rest of her class mates it was; the boy was dirty, wild and to be feared. But for Alanna there was something about those blue eyes of his that drew her to him, like she and he were connected in some way. Even so, waking up to discover she had failed the 'test' and was abandoned on Prison Island Alpha still came as quite a shock.
Six years ago her parents were cruelly taken from her in the dead of night by policemen, that same night she entered the orphanage believing her parents were dead, or if not they soon would be. Ever since then she has followed the rules, kept to herself, maintained good grades. But none of those things matter on Prison Island Alpha. Here everything is life or death and Alanna now has to fight if she is to survive. But Alanna is learning more then how to wield a weapon, she is discovering the excitement of first love, finding out that everything she knew was a lie and uncovering the truth that comes only with lose and sacrifice.
The Forsaken are teens exiled from society for their antisocial and dangerous behaviour, or so the government would have you believe, to be shipped off to live out the rest of there very short lives on an island prison. Divided into two tribes, Prison Island Alpha holds more danger that just waring tribes, there are secrets hidden deep within the islands past, secrets that hold the key to bringing down a corrupt government. But first they will have to survive the island and escape, but not everyone will be lucky enough to make it out alive. A fast paced and danger filled beginning to a new dystopian series.